Tag: Department of Justice (DOJ)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña recently discussed ICE’s work in removing individuals who have crossed the border illegally, have been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, or have participated in various other illegal activities. Saldaña’s written testimony was addressed to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The testimony highlighted ICE’s enforcement and removal […]

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Last week the U.S. Department of State issued The Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Threat to National Security, a publication outlining the whole-of-government effort to combat the illicit trade in tobacco. The publication was released on December 2, at a meeting of the Interagency Working Group to Combat Illicit Tobacco, which focuses on collaboration in countering […]

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Earlier this week Amb. William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, testified before the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Brownfield spoke on U.S. counternarcotics assistance to Mexico, including the Merida Initiative. In his remarks, Brownfield discussed the U.S. role in the Merida Initiative, a comprehensive […]

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President Obama announced the completion of the review of U.S. hostage policy on June 24. The President also announced the creation of an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell aimed at improving how the government develops hostage recovery plans…

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In May, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released their final report identifying best practices and recommendations for mending relationships between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve…

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President Obama recently announced a set of initiatives and Executive Orders to reduce the strain on the current immigration system. The executive actions also encourage increased interagency cooperation…

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In early June, the Department of Homeland Security reported on the success of its partnership with the Department of Justice in containing the spread of Gameover Zeus, a sophisticated piece of malware that steals banking information…

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Early in March, the Department of State released the 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The report provides an overview of counternarcotics efforts by the governments of over 90 countries, including several U.S. departments and agencies…

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Participants from the U.S. military and multiple U.S. government agencies recently took part in Exercise Trinity Oak at Fort Gordon, GA.  The exercise took place from Feb. 24 to March 1, and trained interagency participants in nuclear forensics…

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